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Reeder Miller

Submitted by: Andy A Miller {Grandson}

Reeder Miller

Reeder Miller born around 1891. Reeder Miller served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

Reeder Miller entered service in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and traveled to Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina near Spartanburg. In September 1918, he deployed as the regimental sergeant major in the 4th Corps Field Artillery with the American Expeditionary Forces in France.

In late October, just as his unit was getting "into the thick of the fight", he was notified that he'd been selected to attend the field artillery officer training school at Saumur. He would spend the remainder of his time in France there.

When the Armistice was signed on November 11th, his class was kept in session and he graduated the school in January 1919. With the War over, and the need for officers and soldiers greatly reduced, his class was denied commission as artillery officers and were reverted to their previous rank prior to the officer training school. By the end of that month, he and his classmates were ordered home.

He returned to the USA via Fort Dix, and was honorably discharged from service. He arrived back at his home in Honesdale on March 22, 1919.

My grandfather lived to the ripe old age of 95 (a few months shy of his 96th birthday) and passed away in 1987.

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